When I was younger, I used to love Coca Cola. Regular coke. I would easily drink a can a day. Then I was talking to a nutritionist who recommended I cut back to one can a week. However, once I stopped drinking coke so often, it started to taste weird when I started drinking it again so I mostly stuck to water. With that said, sometimes it is nice to have something bubbly and sweet and that’s when tea pops make for a great choice.
Personally I like using fruity teas for tea pops. NecessiTeas makes some awesome fruit teas that make for some tasty tea pops. Tropical Twist is among some of their delicious options.
Tropical Twist is a tropical fruit tisane made with apples, dried cherries, shredded coconut, freeze dried kiwi, coconut chips, freeze dried cherries, freeze dried cranberries, and natural flavors. It tastes just like a delicious jolly rancher!
As a tea pop, Tropical Twist is bright, juicy and tropical. Shocking, I know. It has a bright candy-like flavor that’s a little tart/sour and a whole lot of sweet. It is creamy from the coconut but not in a lotion-y way, as some coconut teas tend to be. For an extra little boost of sweet, I like to add a splash of grenadine to really play on the cherry and cranberry flavors. Yum!
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Leaf Type: Tisane
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas
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Leaf Type: Green/White
Where to Buy: Yellowstone Tea Company
Hydrate is a blend is a rich blend of green tea and white, making this blend high in minerals that fortify the skin and help sustain health and hydration.
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I have been in a green tea drinking mood lately. Some of have been good. Some not so much. This particular blend was a hit with me.
Hydrate is a blend of green and white tea from Yellowstone Tea Company, a tea shop I found on Etsy. They have a wide variety of teas and when I saw this blend online, I just had to try it. The picture on the website looks very nice but looks like a blend I’ve seen on other sites. When this tea arrived, I had to do a double take. This tea blend is vibrant and gorgeous! The goji berries popped with a red color and the cornflower had such a deep blue. I couldn’t get over how fantastic and fresh looking this tea appeared. The chunks of fruit were just as impressive. Huge chunks of papaya and orange peel. I was taken with this tea at first sight.
I brewed this blend up like a green tea. As I look more at the ingredients, there is also oolong tea in this. I wasn’t sure which way to go with it so I decided to just go the green tea route. Let it steep for about 3 minutes in my tea pot while I worked away on a project. The smell was so inviting. Fruity goodness was cruising thru the air. One of my co-workers even asked me what I was eating or drinking. They couldn’t get over the fresh tropical like smell that this tea was creating.
I took a sip and BLAM-O! I was hit with all of these fresh fruity tastes and such a clean green tea finish. I really only picked up the green tea which gave a slight earthy grassy taste. The two flavors really worked well. I couldn’t identify every flavor separately but together they created a delicious treat for this afternoon. The tea blend has a tropical like feel to it with the papaya. The ingredients for this blend also listed pomegranate- which was very subtle. I only picked up a slight tart taste.
My only issue with this blend is that there is stevia in it. I couldn’t taste the stevia until the cup had cooled off a bit, but after it did cool, the stevia was a bit overwhelming. I’m not sure how this tea would be cold brewed-but I would love to find out. My only advice with this tea is drink it while the brew is still hot. Letting it cool brings out a stevia flavor that many may not enjoy. Beyond that, I am really happy with this one and plan to pick up more. I love finding new tea companies and this one met all my expectations and then some. Looks like I have a new tea for the summer!